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by Rob Weaver
July 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1536

Anyone up for 200% new oak

Is this for real? Probably makes sense to join the club and get the 1k discount. Wonder what kind of discount is available if you bypass personal delivery by Todd Anderson.

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by Rob Weaver
July 6th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Hexe
Replies: 21
Views: 2530

Re: Saxum Hexe

paso prices are soon to be going up over that $100 number. l'aventure, law, booker ones, and juan mercado's new project (he paid a record for paso land purchase, allegedly) prices are some examples. i see no issue with this. quality is going up, and compared to napa and bordeaux, there is still val...
by Rob Weaver
June 27th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Bevan
by Rob Weaver
June 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer

Completely agree, seamless transaction!
by Rob Weaver
May 14th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4313

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Have the NY auctions decreased in price by 10% to reflect sales tax? The NY tax is not 10% Makes finding the wines with a sufficient risk premium discount to retail more challenging. Maybe I have just been lucky, but the above statement doesn't reflect my experience. I prefer to buy older vintages ...
by Rob Weaver
May 13th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4313

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Or am I becoming senile (or both)? I can’t speak to sparse, but if my “winning” bids at the most recent Zachys’s auction are any indication, I would say there are no deals out there. After premium and tax: 2010 Leoville Poyferre $140 2010 Bouchard “Baby Jesus” $110 1989 Pichon Lalande $210 2012 Tog...
by Rob Weaver
May 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Greer, multiple vintages (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Greer, multiple vintages (SOLD)

These are sold.

All direct from winery and properly stored since.

2 x 2010
2 x 2013
1 x 2012

$225 each or $1000 for all.

Shipping season is basically over in the southeast. I'm happy to hold or ship overnight ($5/bottle) and of course local pickup works.

Normal conditions apply.
by Rob Weaver
May 1st, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 32
Views: 1313

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

These look lovely. Do they work as well as a 2 stage opener?
by Rob Weaver
April 14th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

Bud Carey wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 10:37 am
My sentiments exactly!
I know he didn’t word the post this way, but it feels like he was trying to say that he enjoyed those wines And that perhaps his indifference to Chardonnay was simply based on the previous cheap ones.
by Rob Weaver
April 10th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options

I store my wine here, super facility. I used to use Buckhead, but found the Maple Dr location quite inconvenient.


https://www.extraspace.com/Storage/Faci ... lity7.aspx
by Rob Weaver
March 28th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 3541

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Any tips on how to open the wood cases? I removed from the box and figured there were screws, but see the tops are nailed in. I slipped a flathead in the crease to pry open, but the wood is so soft that it's making a major indention. Surely there has to be a better way. Perhaps try to get a grip on...
by Rob Weaver
March 25th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie

This is really a special bottle of Brunello, one I don't mind paying a premium for. I notice that Saratoga has magnums for $340.
by Rob Weaver
March 20th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 4588

Re: $3000 bottle

I have enjoyed Fairchild's Sigaro cab and tasting wine on his patio with my wife, but this is just plain nuts. A mag, I guess its a mag, of California Cab for 3k?? I just can't imagine someone paying that, regardless of how pretentious they may be. Isn't that more than Screaming Eagle (off the list)...
by Rob Weaver
March 17th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Stella di Compalto BdM Riserva
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: TN: 2011 Stella di Compalto BdM Riserva

These are stella-r wines. I just wish they were more available. The 2010 bottling of this remains the best brunello I have yet had. I have 3 magnums left and they are going to be killer 5-10 years from now.
by Rob Weaver
February 14th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Pommard
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Burgundy: Pommard

Had this recently and it was singing:

2012 Rossignol Epenots

Have also enjoyed Joseph Voillot, who makes 5 or 6 wines from the region.
by Rob Weaver
February 9th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Picnic Supplies
Replies: 34
Views: 1329

Re: Napa Picnic Supplies

Dean and Deluca in St. Helena has all the picnic supplies one could hope for, will cost you though.
by Rob Weaver
February 5th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Realm Release
Replies: 85
Views: 6714

Re: Upcoming Realm Release

They really have quite the premium on mags. Its hard for me to pull the trigger on those even though they are my only vector to get more of the Dr. Crane and BTK.
by Rob Weaver
February 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5682

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

I had a lovely 2013 Hobbs Las Piedras recently. I think it was slightly north of $200. I buy Spottswoode, Continuum, Insignia, Realm, Maybach, Kapcsandy, Macdonald, VHR and Blankiet. Outside of Spottswoode and Insignia which have excellent track records, the others are more of an unknown after 12 ye...
by Rob Weaver
February 4th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5682

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 9:37 pm
Hi. Sorry. Not much to offer than please ignore the advice to buy del dotto.
Good advice!
by Rob Weaver
January 22nd, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB:Super Bowl Wine
Replies: 0
Views: 298

LTB:Super Bowl Wine

My wine group conducts a friendly contest prior to watching the Super Bowl. It's double blind, each person chooses their top 3 wines (not technically knowing which is their own). The wine should be on the high end and ready to drink. Historically Left Bank Bordeaux has dominated this event and frank...
by Rob Weaver
January 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Starting New
Replies: 20
Views: 1261

Re: Starting New

I would be careful with Cali Pinot. When your palate changes and it will these overripe, high alcohol Pinots will likely fall out of favor quickly, especially Sea Smoke, Kosta Brown and Aubert. When I first started collecting I loved those wines in stocked quite a bit. I hate them with a passion now...
by Rob Weaver
January 12th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great wines, fugly labels
Replies: 68
Views: 3222

Re: Great wines, fugly labels

Hard to get much worse than Myriad.
Hate the Rhys labels, but more because it’s difficult to read the designation.
by Rob Weaver
January 10th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2396

Re: Paulee 2019

How does the gala dinner work? Do they serve wines with dinner or do you bring your own? How does the whole sharing thing play out?
by Rob Weaver
January 5th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few Ilans
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: A few Ilans

Why even post about these wines given the justifiable heartburn it gives some in this community? It’s like crowing that you got all of your PC futures. Seems unnecessary.
by Rob Weaver
January 4th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Barroche Pure
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: 2016 Barroche Pure

Sold.
by Rob Weaver
January 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Barroche Pure
Replies: 2
Views: 231

2016 Barroche Pure

4 x $100 per bottle.

Normal conditions apply
by Rob Weaver
December 31st, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1681

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Some or all of these depending on company

2013 Hebrart Special Club
2006 Ruinart
1996 Leoville Barton
1996 Grand Puy Lacoste
by Rob Weaver
November 26th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: TN: 2015 Jean Grivot Vosne Romanee

These wines didn't wow me in the past. 2014 and 2015 are super wines. They have gotten my attention, for sure! Thanks for the note, and reminder to keep seeking for these wines. I have really enjoyed the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 versions of these. The 2010 is more advanced than I thought it would ...
by Rob Weaver
November 17th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Bard
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: 2016 The Bard

The handful of notes on CT describe 2016 as a “medium bodied” wine that on Realm’s website is “considered the quintessential wine of Realm: a dense, weighty and concentrated wine year in and year out”. It is not nearly as concentrated as I have come to expect from Realm, which to me is a really goo...
by Rob Weaver
November 15th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2515

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

Flickingers
Benchmark
B21
by Rob Weaver
November 6th, 2018, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I sold six cases of wine. Gross amount was $4,500. They paid half the shipping. I provided boxes. I shipped straight from Wine Bank to them. Seemless and a good transaction. As with almost any arms length sale, I felt decent value and I imagine they did too. I’d do business with them again. Now, th...
by Rob Weaver
November 5th, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: America's Best Merlot
Replies: 123
Views: 5749

Re: America's Best Merlot

Some really good recommendations here. Surprisingly, not because I know it to be good, but rather the winery is so well regarded and they seem to be killing it with everything, I haven't seen Realm Tempest.
by Rob Weaver
November 5th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I am just curious, did you do this before or after the "selling list" feature existed? And if after, is there a reason why you didn't use the integrated feature? I'm not sure actually. I did this about 2 weeks ago and if the feature existed then, I didn't know about it otherwise would have definite...
by Rob Weaver
November 5th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Benchmark/Cellartracker Selling Process

I guess I did this the old fashioned way. I downloaded the wines that I wanted to sell into a spreadsheet and sent it to Benchmark. They responded with a timely and fair proposal and sent me all the packaging supplies needed and paid for overnight shipping of the wines. A really painless process. As...
by Rob Weaver
October 31st, 2018, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pick Up of Two Bottles At Flickingers
Replies: 22
Views: 1254

Re: Pick Up of Two Bottles At Flickingers

I needed a bottle for a dinner meeting in Chicago a while back.

I ordered it in the morning and picked it up later that day no problem.

In general with only one exception I have found them to be a great vendor.
by Rob Weaver
October 5th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2803

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

I’m struggling with why you think someone needs to make this right. It was a simple mistake, you are out nothing. Is this really where we are these days? We all make mistakes. Personally I’m glad I’m not tasked with making every one of them right. Sometimes it’s ok to just forgive even when no apolo...
by Rob Weaver
September 17th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Intro Holy Grail Steak Co. plus special Berserker discount code
Replies: 57
Views: 3702

Re: Intro Holy Grail Steak Co. plus special Berserker discount code

Ordered some strips yesterday for my mom's birthday dinner. She is very excited. Going to open some Macdonald wine to go along with. Are there any special instructions for grilling these or just business as usual. I generally cook strips for 3 minutes a side over a very hot, 600 degree grill.
by Rob Weaver
September 16th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best Format for a Wine Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Best Format for a Wine Tasting

Similar to what Mike posted, meet once a week, all wine tasted blind, everybody makes their call, reveal and move on to next Wine. At end of night group picks top 3. There is always a theme, usually minimum price as in 40+ etc. anything goes, but there is a bit of good natured shaming if you are cle...
by Rob Weaver
September 6th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: Requesting collective wisdom: Togni, Monte Bello, Montelena

I love Togni. 2006 is drinking well at the moment.
by Rob Weaver
August 11th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 10820

Your dumbest purchase

What is a 27 liter bottle called anyway?

Primat or Goliath
by Rob Weaver
August 10th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings
Replies: 282
Views: 11847

RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings

I blame myself for owning multiple cases of Rhys, not the board, not the critics. I find the wine uninspired at the price point, but I kept buying. I guess I should have trusted my palate more, but I kept falling into the trap that you have to let these babies age, so I kept buying for the hope set ...
by Rob Weaver
August 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings
Replies: 282
Views: 11847

RHYS, Open Forum on Rhys and other Darlings

It seems that the producers that no longer post here have achieved their agenda and left. Brian has said in the past that he has been told by producers why they don’t post here and while I believe he is telling the truth I just don’t buy it. What was it that drove Justin away? A large saxum waiting...
by Rob Weaver
August 9th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 10820

Your dumbest purchase

p@ulbortin wrote:Cases upon cases of 2003 Montrose, arghhh the cases of Burgs I should have.
I love this wine, let me know if you want to sell some.
by Rob Weaver
August 9th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 10820

Your dumbest purchase

A. So wrote:Rhys. Cases upon cases of mediocre pinot. My fault for buying into the hype and Gilman's rave reviews.

Wow, glad somebody said it. I thought I was the only one.
by Rob Weaver
August 2nd, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Anderson Conn Valley Napa Cab
Replies: 3
Views: 462

2016 Anderson Conn Valley Napa Cab

I’m drinking a bottle now as a matter of fact. It’s delicious, simple and straightforward, but tasty. Red fruits predominate. Not much oak or tannin, decent cut. Restrained and food friendly. I bought a case and picked it up for 32 which I would do again.
by Rob Weaver
July 23rd, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2012 Marcassin Pinot
Replies: 1
Views: 472

2012 Marcassin Pinot

Case, directly from winery if you live in CA, OR, WA, CO, CT, DC, MN, MO, NM, SC, WI
by Rob Weaver
July 6th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on provenance
Replies: 30
Views: 1141

Question on provenance

Just my .02. TCA in the wine occurs when the wine comes in contact with the TCA in the cork(I am not referencing issues with cork taint in a winery as that doesn’t seem applicable). In my experience bottles where wine has saturated the cork are more likely to exhibit cork taint. As Ian said, the sa...
by Rob Weaver
July 5th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on provenance
Replies: 30
Views: 1141

Question on provenance

In answer to some of the questions. Yes I noted the differing fill levels when taking them out of the OWC. The OWC did appear to have been opened previously, but that could have been due to shipping. I really didn't know what to expect as this is the first time I sourced a case on an older vintage B...

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